Food. Glorious food! The universal language that has the power to mend relationships, heal broken hearts and hangovers, spark creativity and release endorphins. It can also make you sick, broke and disappointed. The key is in knowing how to do it right, what to eat, where to eat it and when. It’s a delicate combination that can get tricky. Especially when you’re in a new city, where food culture isn’t necessarily the same as back home and you don’t have a local lighting the way.
This is where we come in.
We are here to make sure your Berlin experience is authentic, amazing, and most importantly, affordable. Food is no exception, so here are a few tips and tricks to eat your way through the neighboring neighborhoods of Mitte and Prenzlauerberg, while keeping your budget as happy as your tummy.
- Dönerkebab. More of a culture than a dish, there’s no trip to Berlin without a trip to a döner stand. They’ve been spreading over Berlin like mushrooms after rain and you will definitely not have trouble finding one. But, like with most things in life, quantity doesn’t mean quality. So, to save you unnecessary brain strain after a couple (dozen) drinks, and a long commute back, we recommend K’Ups. Walking distance from The Circus and on one of the most beautiful (and famous) streets of Prenzlauerberg – Kastanienallee, it’s a no-brainer. Usually packed but never with a long wait, K’Ups kebabs will start fixing your hangover even before it starts.
Another great option: Mishba, Münzstrasse 24
- Currywurst. Second on our “when in Berlin do-not-miss” list, this sausage classic is the famous German twist on a hot-dog. Located next to Eberswalderstrasse U2 subway and M1 tram stop (that will take you back to us faster than you can finish that currywurst), Konnopke’s Imbiss is another long-line short-wait and well-worth-the-visit kind of place. Perfect for a pit stop in your city walk, it makes a great mid-day or late afternoon snack. Yes, it also means that, unlike döner houses, it’s not open 24/7. But hey, makes it possible to have both in one day!
Another great option: Curry Mitte, Torstrasse 122
- Asian. If you love the concept of tapas with an Asian twist, Transit will have you fall in love at first bite! You’ll order by checking items from a list and the small dishes are ideal if you love trying more than one at a time. The deep beats in the background will put you in the mood for a night out and the location is beyond great. Dishes go for around 3.5€ so the price depends on your appetite. It’s always packed, so try to make a reservation. That’s how good it is.
Another great option: Nong Nia, Veteranenstrasse 10
- Pizza. Berlin loves it. We love it. You love it…it’s just heaven! You’ll find that Berlin is home to many Italians, and who knows pizza better…? The truly authentic ones can get pricey, and if you’re the type who loves trying different toppings, then head across the square and try La Pausa. Served by the slice, you can have as little or as much as you want, and options are….let’s just say there’s more than enough options. Plus a fridge full of home made tiramisu, it’s full on Italian extravaganza!
Another great option: Mozzarella & Pomodoro, Torstrasse 97
There, we hope we covered it all, now go out there and tell us what’s your favorite. Bon appetit!